Face Masks at Home - Recipes
Homemade Mask Recipes
General rule for the face masks is to keep them on the face until they dry, and then wash them off. This usually takes about 15-20 minutes. Mask will have a better effect if you relax and do not talk.
About some of the ingredients used in face masks:
Clay: it will clean, tone, nourish and detoxify skin.
Spirulina: rich in vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids will nourish and feed your skin.
Milk products: rich in lactic acid, will sooth the skin, even-out skin tone and re-texturize your skin, reducing wrinkles, blemishes and other skin imperfections. Sour milk products, such as kefir and yogurt work great to remove age spots.
Fruits and veggies: rich in minerals, vitamins, amino acids, alpha-hydroxy acids and other phytonutrients will nourish and feed the skin, erase wrinkles, and improve the complexion.
Honey: is useful for all skin types, since it has fungicidal properties it is very useful for acne and eczema prone skin. It is very moisturizing and nourishing.
My favorite skin mask:
1 Tbs of kefir (or plain probiotic yogurt)
1 Tbs ground oatmeal
1 tsp of honey
Why I like it so much? Because kefir's acidity and probiotics balance pH of my skin, lactic acid helps to slough of dead skin cells, and to regenerate the skin.
Oatmeal and honey help to reduce any inflammation on my skin and are very soothing and healing.
Also, this mask if very simple to make.
Basic clay mask:
1 Tbs of cosmetic clay
enough liquid to make a smooth paste
Add water for oily skin
Milk for normal skin
Cream for dry skin
To revitalize skin:
1 Tbs spirulina powder
2 Tbs white clay
2 Tbs of fresh carrot juice
Healing mask for acne prone skin:
1 Tbs of fresh chopped plantain herb
2 Tbs of clay
enough liquid from the basic clay mask recipe to make the paste.
For dry skin: mash the flesh of very ripe avocado and apply to skin
leave on for 30 mins, rinse off.
For aging and combination skin:
1/2 mashed avocado,
1 lightly beaten egg yolk
1 Tbs of honey. If mixture is too runny, add enough ground oatmeal or clay to make the mask spreadable.
Grape mask all skin types:
Crush a few grapes and apply the juice to the face using cotton balls. Remove any residue after 20 minutes with rose water.
Strawberry mask all skin types:
Apply a few crushed strawberries to the skin and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse off.
Lemon mask for oily skin:
1 tsp of lemon juice mixed with 1 stiffly beaten egg white. Leave on for 10 mins and rinse off.
Brewer's yeast mask for normal and oily skin:
1 Tbs of brewer's years
1 Tbs of milk
For dry skin:
1 tsp of honey
1 tsp of olive, grape seed or almond oil
2 Tbs of plain yogurt
For normal skin:
1 oz of yogurt
1/2 Tbs of fresh carrot juice
1/2 Tbs of honey
enough clay or ground oatmeal to thicken the mask
For oily, or inflamed sensitive skin:
1 Tbs of cucumber juice
1 Tbs of honey
1 Tbs of fresh whole milk
1 Tbs of ground oatmeal
apply and leave on for 20 mins.
Pore minimizing mask:
2 Tbs of freshly mashed papaya
1/2 tsp of fresh pineapple juice